I have 6 pullets that I added to my flock this summer, 3 barred rocks, 2 isa browns and one silver wyandotte. They are just turned 24 weeks old and have not started laying yet. Since the days are getting shorter, will they start laying this fall, or wait until spring? Usually I have supplemental lighting on my hens, but haven't run the cord out to the coop yet this fall. I plug in for the winter for light and for the heater to keep the water from freezing. It's been so mild I haven't gotten to it yet. I love this site. I've been a long time reader, first time posting. I should add that I live in mid-Michigan area where we have real winters.